Uji Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺)azaleas Garden

Uji Mimurotoji Temple (三室戸寺)azaleas Garden

Hello everyone,

I hope you're all doing well. This is Keko from the online staff.

As the chill of winter finally relinquishes its grip on Kyoto, there's an undeniable sense of excitement in the air.

It's time to bid farewell to the cozy confines of our homes and venture out into the welcoming embrace of nature once again.

With the arrival of spring, there's no better way to rejuvenate the spirit and shake off the winter blues than by embarking on a leisurely exploration of the picturesque town of Uji.

Traveling with tea, Kyoto, I decided to immerse myself in the tranquil beauty of Mimurotoji Temple, nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Uji City. Known far and wide as one of Kyoto's most enchanting floral sanctuaries, Mimurotoji Temple beckons visitors with promises of breathtaking vistas and a symphony of colors that dance in harmony with the changing seasons.



Stepping foot onto the temple grounds, I was immediately greeted by the gentle rustle of leaves and the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers.

The journey to the main hall of the temple is an experience in itself, with a series of long staircases and winding paths that lead me ever closer to my destination. Despite the initial apprehension brought on by the steep inclines, I couldn't help but feel a sense of exhilaration coursing through my veins as I pressed onward, eager to uncover the hidden treasures that awaited me at the summit.



Upon reaching the pinnacle of the temple grounds, I was met with a sight that took my breath away.

Spread out before me like a vibrant tapestry was a sea of azaleas in full bloom, their delicate petals swaying gently in the breeze.

From deep purples to soft pinks and pristine whites, the azaleas painted the landscape in a riot of colors, creating a spectacle that seemed almost too beautiful to be real.



As I wandered through the meticulously manicured gardens, each step revealed a new wonder to behold.

The warm rays of the sun bathed the flowers in a golden glow, casting enchanting shadows that danced across the emerald-green foliage. Everywhere I looked, there were bursts of color and life, a testament to the boundless beauty of nature in its purest form.



In the midst of this natural splendor, time seemed to stand still. I found myself completely entranced by the sheer magnificence of it all, lost in a world of wonder and awe.

From the delicate intricacies of each individual blossom to the sweeping vistas that stretched out before me, every moment was a reminder of the profound magic that lies at the heart of our natural world.


As I reluctantly bid farewell to Mimurotoji Temple and made my way back to the bustling streets of Uji, I couldn't help but feel a deep sense of gratitude for the experience I had been privileged to partake in.

In a world filled with chaos and uncertainty, moments of serenity and beauty such as these serve as a poignant reminder of the inherent goodness that surrounds us, if only we take the time to look.

Until next time,

Opening of Mimurotoji Azalea Garden

20,000 shares of azaleas go public. The size of the azaleas is one of the largest in the Kinki region, and the purple, pink, and white flowers bloom beautifully. It is in full bloom around Golden Week every year.


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